Photoshop Fix is another application from Adobe that will make life easier for lovers of high-quality processing of mobile photos. Unlike Photoshop Express, this editor does not have filters and requires certain skills in retouching: at least you need to know how to work with layers, for which various sliders are used, and how to organically change the color with a regular blend brush. However, if you wish, you can learn all this thanks to the pop-up tips – the application's functionality is focused exclusively on retouching photos on iPhone and is not as extensive as in desktop Photoshop, so it is possible to master it from scratch in a few days.
How to use
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We start, traditionally, by choosing a photo source. For the overview, I chose one of the projects pre-installed as examples in Photoshop Fix.
- I was interested in the “Vignette” section, so I started right away with it – this gave the photo a dramatic effect and added texture to a monophonic photo. It is easy to adjust the radius and transparency, and the result for a mobile editor is excellent.
- Next, go to the Adjust section. There are fewer sliders than Photoshop Express, but overall the choices are good: exposure, contrast, temperature, saturation, shadows, and highlights. I personally miss the Tint slider that adjusts the ratio of green to purple, but you can live without it. Corrected the light and lowered the temperature a little.
- Moving on to the drawing section. I note that the brush has a blend mode – this means that the color of the image does not overlap with the new one, but is mixed with it. This way you can achieve a smooth transition and realistically change the color of the details.
It took just a few seconds to turn the girl's hair color from yellow blonde into a cold ash shade. I recommend choosing a smaller brush and drawing closer to the image: this way you will not paint over unnecessary areas (I had to additionally return the parts of the chin to a flesh tint, which became gray due to an awkward finger movement).
- The editor contains tools for blurring and sharpening, retouching skin imperfections – all this is done much better than in Photoshop Express: they are really convenient to use. There is also a “Light” tool, which allows you to pointwise increase the exposure. We didn't need these tools for our photo.
- Moving on to plastic. Here you can change the shape of objects – for example, narrow the chin a little so that the whole face looks more neat.
Done! You can save – there are many opportunities for export. You can continue working on the photo in desktop Photoshop CC, save the project to your Creative Cloud library, share the photo on social media, or simply save it to Camera Roll.
As a result, this app for iPhone is simply irreplaceable for high-quality face retouching – it doesn't matter if it's a selfie or a photo on the main camera. Another must-have from Adobe among mobile editors!